Marija Pasalic set to leave Chelsea on loan

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Chelsea will allow new signing Marija Pasalic to leave on loan next season with a number of clubs interested in signing him, reports A Bola.

The 19-year-old agreed a pre-contract with the Blues in January and will join in a £1.6m deal from Croatian club Hajduk Split this summer.

Pasalic has impressed in the Croatian league this season, scoring 11 goals in 25 appearances and has broken into the Croatian under-21 set up as a result.

But despite his fine form, Jose Mourinho does not see a place for the attacking midfielder in his squad next season and will instead allow him to leave on loan.

A number of clubs are interested in taking Pasalic on loan next season with Lazio, Verona and Frankfurt all registering with Stamford Bridge officials. However, SC Braga of Portugal are reportedly leading the chase.

Chelsea have already drawn criticism for the amount of youngsters they currently have out on loan. 11 first team players have spent time away from the club this season, with critics accusing Chelsea of stockpiling talent.

It looks more than likely that Pasalic will be added to that list of prospective talent and will have to impress away from the club to convince Mourinho he is good enough for the Chelsea squad.

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